Cincinnati, OH, December 5, 2016 – Two dozen manufacturers/marketers of inventive design elements for hospitality interiors received Best of BDNY Product Design Awards at Boutique Design New York (BDNY), held November 13-14, 2016, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Twelve of BDNY’s 615 exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors.
The Best of BDNY Product Design Awards recognize designers and manufacturers of products introduced to the hospitality design market in the past year that demonstrate functional and aesthetic progress and, above all, innovation in their respective category. Winners in 10 product categories are selected by a jury of design professionals; trade fair attendees vote on-site to determine the Best in Show Award winner.
The 2016 Best of BDNY Product Design Award winners are:
Best in Show – Via Motif for Hand-Cast Resin Tiles
Architectural Materials Winner – Ultraglas, Inc. for PurpleRainGlas Finalist – MOZ Designs, Inc. for Laser Cut Metals
Art & Accessories Winner – Kalisher for “The Chief” Finalist – Atares Mosaics for Angled Natural Marble Mosaic
Bath/Spa Winner – Brasstech for Ginger – Lineal Valet Hook Finalist – MTI Baths for Continuum Finalist – Native Trails for Nipomo
Fabric Winner – Justin David Textiles for Nimbus Finalist – Brentano for Solstice
Flooring Winner – Fameed Khalique for Alumalux Finalist – Durkan for Arielle Collection
Furniture Winner – D’style Hospitality Furnishings for Eli Lounge Chair Finalist – Marquis Seating for Colette Side Chair Finalist – Artone for Viaggio
Lighting Winner – SONNEMAN—A Way of Light for Suspenders Finalist – Littman Brands Contract for Archetto Finalist – Hennepin Made for Vela Pendant
Other Winner – Metro Light & Power for Cloc Bloc Finalist – HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces for Horizon
Outdoor Winner – Sandler Seating for Riverside Finalist – IN2GREEN for Indoor/Outdoor Collection
Wallcovering Winner – Fameed Khalique for Embroidered Raffia Wallcovering Finalist – Garrett Leather for Alpine Tiles, Cast Panels, and Pitched Panels
The Best of BDNY Product Design competition was judged by Kelly Gaddes, director, interior design, CR architecture + design; Monica Meade, interior design manager, Marriott International; and Angela M. Denney, vice president – interior design, FRCH Design Worldwide.
“This was by far our largest competition yet for excellence in hospitality product design, and our judges were impressed with this year’s entrants demonstrating innovativeness in design, adaptability to changing market demands and design execution,” said Michelle Finn, president of Hospitality Media Group (HMG), which produces BDNY and sister trade fair BDwest, held each spring in Los Angeles. “We congratulate the winners and finalists who’ve been recognized as the “best new products” for hospitality, at BDNY.”
BEST EXHIBIT WINNERS
Twelve BDNY exhibitors received Best Exhibit honors at this year’s trade fair. Displays were judged on creativity in design, visual impact, effective and efficient use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting and graphics.
The 2016 Best Exhibit at BDNY Award winners are: In2Green, Jaclo, LDF Silk and Moore + Giles.
Finalists include Cut Maps, Decolav, Mexa, Philip Jefferies, Ren Wil, Sapphire Chandelier, Tri-kes and Uhuru.
Exhibit judges included Meagan Hurst, senior designer, STUDIO McCORMACK; Steve Rugo, principal, RUGO / RAFF LTD. ARCHITECTS; and David Shove-Brown, partner, //3877.
Both awards programs will resume during the fifth annual BDwest, April 5-6, 2017, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Information about exhibitors, social events, conference sessions, speakers and attendee registration will be available at boutiquedesignwest.com as details are confirmed.
To learn more about exhibiting at BDNY or BDwest, contact Nicole Panzeca, 513.263.9307, email@example.com.